At around 7am, January 20th, 27 year old Robert Hayes was killed in a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident. Hayes, was riding his motorcycle behind a truck on Andrews Street when he noticed the truck was slowing down near the 1200 block, and he applied his breaks. Unfortunately, there was not enough time. His motorcycle skidded more than 65 feet before tipping over on the right side and impacting the back of the truck.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue was notified of the accident and rushed to the scene. There was nothing they could do. As soon as they arrived, they pronounced Hayes dead at the scene. The reported time of death was 7:11 A.M. The truck driver was identified as Robbie Dutton. He did not report any injuries.
Dealing With a Motorcycle Accident
The first thing you need to do if you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident is call 911. Never assume someone else will make the call. Next, make sure everyone is ok. Offer help to anyone who needs it. It’s also important to remain calm. If you don’t remain calm, you may say or do something that could later be used against you.
Staying calm will help prevent that from happening. You also want to avoid assigning blame. People are already stressed, and there is no need to make the situation worse than it already is.
Do not attempt to move anyone who is injured unless they are in immediate danger. Leave them where they are. Moving them before emergency personnel arrive could make their injuries worse. The only exception to this will be if their life is in danger. Be careful to keep their back and neck still if you are forced to move them.
What To Do After an Injury
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, the first thing you need to do is contact a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle injury lawyer. Do not talk to anyone else or sign any paperwork until you have done this. A Fort Lauderdale motorcycle injury lawyer is equipped with the knowledge to handle these situations. If you talk to anyone before your consultation, you risk saying something that could be used against you.
Our team at Abramowitz, Pomerantz and Morehead, P.A. will perform an intensive investigation. We will get to the bottom of this and ensure you get the justice you deserve. So, if you or anyone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact our firm at 954-572-7200. It would be our pleasure to answer any questions you might have at no obligation.